Olustee Battlefield Trail

Area Status: Open

A large sign for the Olustee Trail.

Walk through the past on the Olustee Battlefield Trail, where the 1-mile loop leads visitors through the ebb and flow of the decisive Civil War battle that took place in this pine forest. The trail steps you through the events that led up to the battle, the tactics used during the battle, and the aftermath, all from personal accounts, diaries and letters from soldiers who fought in the battle.

The trail is just miles away from the Olustee Battlefield State Park, site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place in 1864. The Olustee Battle Festival is held annually in Lake City.

The Battle Re-enactment is held annually at the Olustee Battlefield State Park on the third weekend in February. It is the largest Civil War reenactment in the Southeast. Learn more about the Battle of Olustee.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Our partners at the Florida State Parks operate the visitor center and museum. Learn more on their website.
Fees: Free
Closest Towns: Olustee

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  • Accessible with assistance
  • Drinking water at the visitor center

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